USA Up All Night

I have the fondest memories of watching USA Up All Night. For a person with no social life (which was how I liked it), I still had dates lined up every weekend, with Rhonda Shear and Gilbert Gottfried. The series ran from 1986 through 1998.

On Friday nights at midnight and Saturdays at 11 p.m., the USA Network’s USA: Up All Night show hauls out a triple feature of junky exploitation films like Satan’s Cheerleaders, Hot Summer in Barefoot County, and A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell. Most of these movies aren’t worth more than a glance and a snicker, but USA has found a way to keep at least some of us hooked by having this ongoing schlock film festival overseen by two amusing comedians. On Fridays, there’s Rhonda Shear, a stand-up comic who combines a sharp mind with a sex-bomb exterior to create shrewd, lewd humor. On Saturdays, Gilbert Gottfried presides. As he does on talk shows and in movies like Beverly Hills Cop 2 and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Gottfried YELLS EVERYTHING HE SAYS, LIKE THIS! Scrunching up his eyes and bellowing a mile a minute, Gottfried is a bit more surreal than Shear (he once did an entire show as a disembodied head nestled in the garbage of a New York City trash can). Gottfried and Shear are seen during the show’s bumpers — TV talk for the brief moments before and after the commercials. The hosts’ ostensible function is to set up the movie’s next scene (Gottfried: ”Now, back to the movie that proves there are worse actors around than McLean Stevenson ”), but what they’re really doing is providing more entertainment than the movies themselves.

Source: Entertainment Weekly March 01, 1991

Here’s a list of movies shown on USA Up All Night.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
The Allnighter
Amazons (1986)
American Gothic
April Fool’s Day
Assault of the Killer Bimbos
Assault of the Party Nerds
Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Avenging Angel
Back to the Beach
Bad Girls Dormitory
Basic Training (1985)
Basket Case
Beach Balls (1988)
The Beach Girls (1982)
Beauty School (1993)
Bedroom Eyes (1984)
Beverly Hills Brats
Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)
Big Bad Mama
Big Bad Mama 2
The Bikini Carwash Company
The Bikini Carwash Company II
Bikini Goddesses
Bikini Summer (1991)
Bikini Summer II (1992)
Blood Cult
Body Double
Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast With Tiffany
Bufford’s Beach Bunnies (1993)
The ‘Burbs
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Can’t Buy Me Love
Cave Girl (1985)
Caveman (1981)
Cemetery High
The Cheerleaders
Cheerleader Camp
The Children
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown
Chopping Mall
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D.
Class of Nuke ‘Em High
Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown
Club Fed
Combat Academy
Corvette Summer
Critters 2: The Main Course
The Curious Female (1970)
Danger Zone 4: Mad Girls Bad Girls
D.C. Cab
Death Race 2000
Deathstalker II Duel of the Titans
Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell
Dialing For Dingbats (1989)
Doin Time on Planet Earth
Down the Drain
Dr. Alien – (aka: I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant)
Dream a Little Evil
Eat and Run
Eating Raoul
The Evil Dead
Evil Toons
Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid
Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters Part 2 (1982)
Fertilize The Blashpheming Bombshell
Firehouse (1987)
Flesh Eating Mothers
Forever Evil
Fortress Of Amerikkka (1989)
Fraternity Vacation
Free Ride
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Fright Night
Fright Night II
Frogtown II
The Gate
Getting Lucky
Gimme an F
Graveyard Shift (1987)
Halloween II
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Hamburger…The Motion Picture
Happy Together (1989)
Hardbodies (1984)
Hell Comes To Frogtown
Hollywood Boulevard 2
Hollywood High (1976)
Hollywood High 2 (1981)
Hollywood Hot Tubs
Hollywood Zap (1986)
Hot Chili (1985)
Hot Moves (1985)
Hot Resort (1985)
Hot Splash (1988)
Hot Times at Montclair High (1989)
Hot Under the Collar
House II: The Second Story
Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare
Invasion Of The Bee Girls (1973)
The Invisible Kid
I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I.
Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again
Joy of Sex (1984)
Joysticks (1983)
Kentucky Fried Movie
Kill Kill Overkill
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back
Knockouts (1992)
Las Vegas Weekend (1986)
License to Drive
Loose Screws (1985)
Losin’ It
Lunch Wagon
Lust in the Dust
The Malibu Bikini Shop (1986)
Malibu Summer (1993)
Meatballs 2
Meatballs III
Meatballs 4
Midnight Madness
Million Dollar Mystery
Miracle Beach (1992)
Mob Boss
Monster High
Monster in the Closet
Motel Hell
Moving Violations
Mugsy’s Girls
My Bloody Valentine
My Chauffeur
My Therapist
My Tutor
Naked Warriors (1974)
National Lampoon’s Class Reunion
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Nerds of a Feather (1990)
Night of the Comet
Night of the Creeps
Night Patrol
Nightmare Sisters
Nudity Required (1988)
Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell (1991)
Ocean Drive Weekend (1985)
Oddballs (1984)
Once Bitten
The Outing
Paramedics (1988)
Party Camp (1987)
Party Favors (1987)
Party Incorporated
Party Line (1988)
Pinball Summer
A Polish Vampire In Burbank
Porky’s II: The Next Day
Porky’s Revenge
Preppies (1984)
Pretty Smart (1987)
Private Lessons
Private Resort
Private School
Prom Night
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
Prom Night III: The Last Kiss
Rebel High (1987)
Recruits (1986)
Reform School Girls
Remote Control (1988)
Return of the Killer Tomatoes
The Return of the Living Dead
Return to Horror High
Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976)
Revenge Of the Teenage Vixens From Outer Space (1985)
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare
Roller Blade Warriors: Taken By Force
Rush Week
Satan’s Cheerleaders
School Spirit (1985)
Screen Test
Screwballs (1983)
Screwball Academy
Secret Admirer
Senior Week (1987)
Sex and the Single Alien
The Sex Detective
Sleepaway Camp
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.
Ski School
Sorority Babes at the Slime Ball Bowl-o-Rama
Sorority Girls and the Creature From Hell (1987)
Spring Break
Squeeze Play
State Park
Stewardess School
The Stoned Age
Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers
Stuck on You!
Student Bodies
Summer Job
Summer School
Surf II
Surf Nazis Must Die
Sweet Sugar
The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)
Thinkin’ Big (1986)
Tourist Trap (1979)
The Toxic Avenger
The Toxic Avenger Part II
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
Toxic Zombies
Transylvania Twist
Troma’s War
Tropical Tease (1994)
The Understudy: Graveyard Shift 2 (1988)
The Uninvited
Up the Academy
Valley Girl
The Vals (1982)
Vampires On Bikini Beach
The Van
Vice Academy (1988)
Vice Academy 2 (1990)
Vice Academy 3 (1991)
Vice Academy 4 (1994)
Vice Academy 5 (1996)
The Video Dead
Virgin High (1991)
Weekend Pass (1984)
Weekend Warriors
Welcome To Spring Break (1988)
When Nature Calls
White Water Summer
Wimps (1986)
Witch Academy (1993)
Wizards Of The Demon Sword
Young Doctors in Love
Zapped Again!
Zombie Nightmare

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